‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar has finally confirmed the sale of part of its PV plant portfolio in California to South Korea’s largest electricity utility, Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO).
As PV Tech had previously highlighted, US residential solar installer Vivint Solar was focusing on higher profit markets over market share gains in 2017 as it rebuilt its business, primarily in its sales activities resulting in installations flat-lining in 2017.
Ayala Corporation, part of Filipino conglomerate Ayala Group, has acquired a controlling stake in Silicon Valley-based firm Merlin Solar Technologies, which produces flexible, mobile and wearable crystalline silicon solar modules.
US-headquartered Hybrid Cell Technology (HCT) module producer Sunpreme has supplied 1.62MW of bifacial modules to Blue Sky Utility that have been used on the rooftop of shopping centre Hanford Mall in Hanford, California.
Steps taken in California to enable energy storage systems to provide multiple services and to ‘stack revenues’ are “an essential starting point” for the industry, the head of California’s Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) has said.
The US’ two leading states in solar and energy storage, New York and California, have taken steps towards valuing the locational and time-of-use value of distributed energy resources and other states should follow, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has said.
Canadian Solar subsidiary Recurrent Energy has signed off on a 20-year power purchase agreement for 45MW of PV power with Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), the fifth largest public transit network in the US.